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Agreement on the Rescue and Return of Astronauts and Objects Launched into Outer Space  

Irmgard Marboe

Online publication date:
Jun 2019
Subject:
Space Law
The Agreement on the Rescue and Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space (ARRA) of 1968 deals with the obligation of states toward astronauts in distress or ... More

Austrian National Space Law  

Cordula Steinkogler

Subject:
Space Law
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Planetary Science. Please check back later for the full article. The ... More

Business, Legal, and Policy Issues in Relation to Increased Private Space Activity  

Mark J. Sundahl

Online publication date:
Mar 2019
Subject:
Space Law
Throughout the history of human activity in outer space, the role of private companies has steadily grown, and, in some cases, companies have even replaced government agencies as the ... More

International Geopolitics and Space Regulation  

Gianfranco Gabriele Nucera

Online publication date:
May 2019
Subject:
Space Law
Outer space has always assumed a relevant geopolitical value due to strategic and economic reasons. Since the beginning of the so-called space age, national space policies have pursued ... More

International Satellite Law  

Frans von der Dunk

Online publication date:
Apr 2019
Subject:
Space Law
International satellite law can best be described as that subset of international space law that addresses the operations of satellites in orbit around the Earth. Excluding, therefore, ... More

International Space Law and Satellite Telecommunications  

Elina Morozova

Subject:
Space Law
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Planetary Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Legal Consequences of the Pollution of Outer Space with Space Debris  

Peter Stubbe

Subject:
Space Law
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Planetary Science. Please check back later for the full article. Space ... More

The Outer Space Treaty  

Christopher Daniel Johnson

Online publication date:
Jan 2018
Subject:
Space Law
Negotiated at the United Nations and in force since 1967, the Outer Space Treaty has been ratified by over 100 countries and is the most important and foundational source of space law. The ... More

Registration Convention  

Anja Nakarada Pečujlić

Subject:
Space Law
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Planetary Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Registration of Space Objects  

Bernhard Schmidt-Tedd

Subject:
Space Law
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Planetary Science. Please check back later for the full article. Space ... More

Space Commercialization and the Development of Space Law  

Yun Zhao

Online publication date:
Jul 2018
Shortly after the launch of the first manmade satellite in 1957, the United Nations (UN) took the lead in formulating international rules governing space activities. The five international ... More

Space Law and China  

Fabio Tronchetti

Online publication date:
Feb 2019
Subject:
Space Law
China has made remarkable achievements in the space sector and has become one of the most relevant players in the outer space domain. Highlights of this process have been the deployment in ... More

Space Law and Weapons in Space  

Sa'id Mosteshar

Online publication date:
May 2019
Subject:
Space Law
Although legal principles to govern space were discussed as early as the mid-1950s, they were not formalized until the Outer Space Treaty (OST) 1967 was adopted and came into force. The ... More

Space Security Law  

P.J. Blount

Online publication date:
Jun 2018
Subject:
Space Law
The use and exploration of space by humans is historically implicated with international and national security. Space exploration itself was sparked, in part, by the race to develop ... More

Use of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes  

Martina Smuclerova

Online publication date:
Apr 2019
The great rise and diversification of the use of outer space raises the question of the limitations to space activities. The ultimate restriction posed by space law is the use of outer ... More

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